Aug 20, 2012
After Representative Todd Akin's remark about "legitimate rape," some Republican senators urged him to end his campaign or consider doing so.
Democrats highlighted Paul D. Ryan's history of opposing abortion after controversial comments from a Missouri Senate candidate.
GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - August 20, 2012 -: Ignore GFMS misinformation, Embry tells King World News
Ignore GFMS misinformation, Embry tells King World News
Sprott Asset Management's John Embry today tells King World News that the GFMS metals consultancy is a long-time purveyor of misinformation about gold and should be ignored. Western central banks, Embry adds, are operating another version of the London Gold Pool of the 1960s and it will work until it doesn't and in the meantime they are setting gold up for a "massive move." Embry's interview is posted at the King World News blog here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
NYT Global Update - August 20, 2012 - : Obama Warns of Military Action on Syria Over Chemical Weapons
August 20, 2012
By MARK LANDLER and DAMIEN CAVE
President Obama, in his most direct warning of American intervention in Syria, threatened military action if there was evidence that the government was moving its stocks of chemical weapons.
By ANDREW JACOBS
Gu Kailai, the wife of Bo Xilai, received a suspended death sentence for the poisoning death of a British business associate. In the Chinese legal system, such a sentence is often commuted to life in prison.
By KEITH BRADSHER
The group that triggered heightened tensions between China and Japan by sailing to a disputed island last Wednesday plans to organize protests around the world on Sept. 18.
By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and DAMIEN CAVE
President Bashar al-Assad's appearance seemed to be an attempt at normalcy during Id al-Fitr, a three-day holiday after Ramadan, but it renewed doubts about the strength and confidence of the Syrian government.
By JOHN F. BURNS
Relatives of Neil Heywood, the murder victim, remained silent on the sentencing of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced Communist Party leader, but friends of Mr. Heywood have publicly challenged her defense.
By ISABEL KERSHNER
Scores of Israeli youths assaulted a group of Palestinians last week, beating one unconscious as hundreds of bystanders watched without intervening, the police said.
|Labor closing poll gap|
|LABOR'S primary vote has received a boost in the latest Newspoll but Julia Gillard remains on the nose with voters.|
On the second anniversary of the last election the ALP's primary vote is now at 35 per cent, up from 33 per cent in the last poll and 28 per cent in mid-July. The Coalition's primary vote has remained steady at 45 per cent. But Julia Gillard is still unpopular with voters. Satisfaction with the job she's doing has fallen from 29 per cent to 27 per cent and dissatisfaction remains virtually unchanged at 60 per cent. The Coalition maintains its election-winning lead on a two-party-preferred basis of 53 per cent to Labor's 47 per cent (Oz).
The Prime Minister's old law firm Slater & Gordon considered sacking her during a 1995 secret probe into work she had done for her then boyfriend, a union boss accused of corruption, because her relationship with the firm's partners had "fractured, and trust and confidence evaporated" (Oz).
Ms Gillard last night stared down employers over their support for individual contracts by declaring in a speech that enterprise bargaining is the best workplace model to drive productivity growth (Oz), ( SMH), (Fin Review), (Herald Sun).
Tony Abbott has gone into damage control after telling an education forum that public schools already receive more than enough funding and private schools are unjustly treated ( Read more...
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